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An exterior view shows the marquee at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino left of the Leo the Lion statue on the Las Vegas Strip on August 28, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Police nab 17-year-old linked to group behind MGM Resorts cyberattack

A 17-year-old arrested by British police Thursday is believed to be a member of the cybercriminal gang behind last year’s ransomware attack on MGM Resorts and a…
A pedestrian walks past a seal reading “Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Investigation”, displayed on the J. Edgar Hoover FBI building, in Washington, DC, on August 15, 2022. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP)

US, UK authorities unmask Russian national as LockBit administrator

Dmitry Yuryevich Khoroshev is the driving force behind one of the most virulent ransomware syndicates in recent years, authorities said.
Then-acting National Cyber Director Kemba Walden, right, with Megan Stifel, chief strategy officer for the Institute for Security and Technology, at event on ransomware in Washington in May 2023. (Photo courtesy of the Institute for Security and Technology)

Ex-White House cyber official says ransomware payment ban is a ways off

Kemba Walden, the former acting national cyber director, said that a ransom payment ban is the ultimate goal.
U.S. House Intelligence Chairman Rep. Mike Turner (R-OH) (L) and House Intelligence Ranking Member Jim Himes (D-CT) speak following a briefing with National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan at the U.S. Capitol on February 15, 2024 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

House hurtles toward showdown over expiring surveillance tools

At issue is Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which authorizes snooping that some consider vital to security and others view as an out-of-control privacy…